The Cardinals‘ bassist Chris ‘Spacewolf’ Feinstein has died aged 42.
Although details on Feinstein‘s death are scant at present, he is reported to have been found in his Manhattan apartment on Monday (December 14) morning.
Ryan Adams‘ label Lost Highway Records issued a statement on Feinstein‘s death and paying tribute to him.
“It is with great sadness to report that Cardinals bassist/vocalist/collaborator Chris Feinstein (Spacewolf) has recently passed away. He was an integral member of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and will be deeply missed by all of us here at Lost Highway and throughout the entire music community. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Chris‘s family, friends and bandmates during this difficult time.”
The Cardinals‘ drummer Brad Pemberton also paid his respects to Feinstein, saying: “This is the saddest day of my life. I lost my best friend today…things will never be quite the same.”
Ryan Adams, who announced his hiatus from music in early 2009, is yet to comment on Feinstein‘s passing.
Feinstein has also worked with Albert Hammond Jnr and Santigold.